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North End

Boston, MA 02109
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Boston's North End and Waterfront Walking Tour
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This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church while you're in the neighborhood.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (603 reviews)
“italian food” (431 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (344 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, bakeries, restaurants, and so much more are what I think of when I think of Boston. I also like strolling around and zig-zagging of the main tourist drag. An absolute must visit for anyone visiting Boston.

Thank krenno2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the freedom trail through the North End. Wonderful place. We stayed at a B&B in the North End and we were actually on the trail. Forget major hotels and stay in a B&B. There are so many Italian restaurants and Bakery shops to...More

Thank Rochelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got over to Hanover Street and the North End to see what all the hula was and it was busy! Loved the choice of restaurants and bakeries! Loved Assiago for dinner and Mike's Cannoli's are worth the wait in line!

Thank Seaside02554
Reviewed 1 week ago

The North End is the place that have fine Italian restaurants to eat when you're visiting Boston. It's an old part of the city to wander around. The Daily Catch at 323 Hanover St., (617) 523-8567 was my favorite restaurant.

Thank Xuan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The North End is one of my favorite places in Boston. There are fantastic restaurants, great shops, parks and plenty of opportunities to people watch. There are a lot of historical buildings with wonderful architecture and you always seem to run into something going on....More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to do and see here. Shops, bars, restaurants, you name it! Nice to walk around and see the sites of Boston

Thank Kickindajunk02
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps my favorite area of the City, loads of restaurants and sights to see. You find yourself transcended to Florence Italy during the festivals.

Thank curtinj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots going on, and fun to walk round. Great to sit in a pavement cafe and people watch. Great selection of restaurants here .

Thank Deborah f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The city is very dynamic with Italian restaurants and lot of students and office people. This part of the city offers a moment of calm and touristic attraction

Thank williesosa436
Reviewed 1 week ago

North End seems to have everything we loved in Boston, but there is more to try next time. From food, activities, people and stuff! It seems never ending. This is one of our favorite areas in Boston. Lots to do, lots to see, and lots...More

Thank crazywish
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
Nearby Restaurants
Mike's Pastry
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.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old North Church & Historic Site
2,576 reviews
.20 km away
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
317 reviews
.17 km away
The Paul Revere House
1,062 reviews
.11 km away
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Randy A
12 September 2017|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late with this response, been traveling :-) If you're looking for a true "lobster bake" you won't find that at a restaurant. Those types of things need to be catered. There are lines most everywhere unless... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from foodnut003 | Reviewed this property |
Like the other post, we walked everywhere. Only used mass transit when traversing the city for Boston Marathon viewing. It is very walk-able and unless you have small children or others for whom it's difficult to walk, would... More
21 June 2017|
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Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
First things first, if you are coming in from Logan Airport and know how to work subways, you do NOT have to pay a penny getting into Boston. Take the SL1 (Silver Line 1) airport shuttle from any arriving terminal to SOUTH... More